ANDRITZ to supply paper machine to Zellstoff Pöls, Austria


International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Zellstoff Pöls AG, Austria, for the supply of a PrimeLine plant for production of special paper. The new paper machine (width: 5.4 m; annual capacity: 80,000 t; design speed: up to 1,000 m/min) will produce very high-strength paper grades used primarily for shopping bags, high-grade medical packaging, and food packaging. Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2013.

The scope of supply comprises the stock preparation plant, an approach flow system, the complete PrimeLine fourdrinier paper machine, a high-precision steel yankee to increase drying rates (diameter: 6.5 m), a calender, and the automation systems.

With this investment, Zellstoff Pöls is extending its existing paper production capacities at the Pöls mill; the company is the largest manufacturer of high-quality, Elemental Chlorine-Free (ECF) sulfate pulp from bleached softwood in Central and Southeast Europe.

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International technology Group ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, the steel industry, and the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panelboard (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and torrefaction plants. The publicly listed ANDRITZ GROUP is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of more than 17,000 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 180 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is one of the leading global suppliers of turnkey systems and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, tissue paper, board, fiber-board (MDF), nonwovens, as well as of biomass boilers and gasifiers for energy production and of systems for the production of plastic films. The technologies available are employed for the processing of logs and annual fibers, the production of chemical and mechanical pulps as well as recycled paper fibers, recovery and reuse of chemicals, generation of energy from biomass, preparation of paper machine furnish from virgin or recycled fibers, production of paper, tissue paper and board, calendering and coating of paper, and the handling of reject materials and sludges. Services include complete mill maintenance, equipment upgrades and rebuilds, engineered wear products, and spare parts.

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